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 Why does swine flu have this name?
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 Do you believe these new diseases are released by drug companies so they can make millions selling Vaccines?
Bird Flu, Swine Flu, these diseases have come from nowhere... then all of a sudden governments order billions in Vaccines....


 I think Im catching a cold what do i do?
i feel like i feel, im not sick yet, but i hope i dont get sick. just in casue from personal experiences any tips how to prevent from catching the common cold virus gahhh! I cant catch a cold this ...


 Would you swim with a person who's HIV positive?
Check out the story below and gimme your honest answer.

HIV-Positive Toddler Banned From Pool
http://news.aol.com/story/_a/hiv-positive-toddler-banned-from-pool/20070708152909990001...


 I took xanax, and also got a swine flu shot. am i going to die.?
yes? no?...


 Throat pain after kissing girl? * PLEASE HELP, BEST ANSWER :POINTS!?
I made out with a girl and then 5 minutes later my throat starting feeling weird and now it has been 4 hours after and it's gotten worse. It doesn't exactly hurt yet, it just a very weird ...


 How to relieve cold symptoms? Any suggestions?
I'll be going for an interview on Saturday. I have the beginnings of a cold and by the time it's Saturday it will be a full blown cold and I will end up sneezing every where. It's one ...


 how do i know if my daughter has a cold or swine flu?
my little girl is 3 years old she got up this morning with a really bad cough it has just started over night (she doesn't get coughs usually) tonight her temp has started to rise not by much at ...


 Could you name a virus that can be cured?
I can't think of any...hmmm, are viruses even curable?...


 Is the stomach virus going around contagious? ?
i sit next to a kid in my health class that is getting over it ...am i in trouble?????
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cuz he said he no longer has symptoms so i wanted to know if i could still get ...


 Does it sound like I have the swine flu?
Also body aches.
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I don't mean to be annoying and paranoid.
But i've reached a temperature of up to 101.7
I have the chills, I feel lethargic and ...


 How can a person get AIDS?
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 AIDs - can you get this by doing...........?
Can u get aids or HIV by kissing?
Can you get it by sharing blood?
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can u get herpes on your ...


 is it dangerous for my 17month old to come in to close contact with my 5 year old son who has the chicken pox?
chicken ...


 should we avoid eating pig products because of the swine flu ?
okay, i eat ham sandwiches everyday at school for lunch, but now im thinking of switching to turkey because of the swine fl, just to be safe, should we avoid eating anything that comes from pig ...


 What are all the states swine flu is In right this miunte?
plzzzzz help me!
good luck staying away from it too, god bless everyone....


 Can strep throat come back?
Ok, so I recently got over strep. I had to take medicine for 10 days and I finished 2 days ago. Well, I woke up yesterday and my throat hurt. Sometimes I would wake up and my throat would hurt,but it ...


 Can I get HIV this way?
I used a public restroom and I flushed the toilet. Some of the water...only a little bit splashed in my eye for some reason when I was like two feet away from it. Can I get HIV this way?...


 M.E. Its not real. It's a lazy persons illness. Don't you agree?
A doctor on the radio this morning claims that there is know such thing even though the world medical authoritie recognizes it. I think that it's Chelsea Flu and it's all in the ...


 If you get bitten by too many mosquitoes can any thing happen to you?
Recently, I've gotten about 9 or 10 mosquitoe bites. Is that bad? I put bug bite cream on that trys to take away the itch but it doesn't always help. What if the mosquitoe doesn't have ...



joslyn
Can I leave my hair wet and let it dry by itself if I have a fever?
my blow dryer is broken and i'm afraid that my cold or my fever will get worse oh and does anyone know any home remedies that will help with a cold(coughing, sneezing)

please no ridiculous answers
                      









Jayla Kellen
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Your cold might get worse, it did for me, but who knows go ahead and try it!


Hedge Witch
Wet hair has no affect on your health - just an old wives tale.


Brian
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well if ur not going anywhere then yes let it dry. or jsut wipe it with towel..and as far as home remedies, get a lot of rest, drink orange juice and eaat soup =] get well soon =]


Aida
Yes, you could leave you hair wet. It will act as cold compressors. I advise you to take Zinc tablets to help your immune system so that you could get rid of the cold faster.


I wanna know.
u should dry you hair


Lilpickle
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leaving your hair dry by itself is fine. try lemon juice, honey, rum ( if you are able to), and a pinch of salt and heat that in a cup and drink it. Also, to get rid of the fever, put on something hot, like sweatpants and hoodie and you can actually sweat the fever out. Hope this helps!!


Corinne
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if u dont have a blow dryer at least try to towal dry your hair. its not good to leave your hair wet.

honey can make ur throat feel better


nicelady7
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As long as you are in a warm room and don't get chilled you should be fine. I always take chamomile tea and honey or chicken soup for a cold.


Gnostictray
pat hair well with a towel.stay out of cold.I hate chemicals in hair and never blow dry and such.I also have eczema and that is why.


Bryan
Drink some green tea, or whatever tea you like.
Then pop 2 tylenol, that always works for me.


Valerie Hal
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put it in a towel


myburning_soul
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If you make your body colder than your body will naturally increase your temperature like it normally would. This can cause your fever temperature to rise even higher. Thats why when you have a fever you should drink and shower with luke warm water.
Greatest temperature places on your body are the forehead, armpits, and croutch area. If you cool down those then you cool down your whole body if your temperature gets to high. If you have a fever you can wet your hair to cool down but I suggest drying it up with a towel at least.
For coughing I suggest taking a chest congestent b/c usually mucus can build up in there and cause your cough to last longer. Try not to take many nose congestents b/c your nose gets ride of the virus the most. Your snot color can also tell you if you are getting better. Dark green being the worst-yellow-to clear snot being the best and meaning the virus is almost gone. Drink some hot soup can feel really good. Make sure to drink alot of water and get rest.


Crystal
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i dont think it will matter either way. i personaly wouldnt go to bed with wet hair other than that go ahead


Tammy
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i suggest putting a towel around your neck, but otherwise its alright. i suggest to sweat it off, keep blowing ur nose, even if its so unbearable you feel like crying (know the feeling)


yan
it wont matter it wont give you a cold


Lora
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Yes you can leave your hair wet.If you have a fever,get a rag/towel and wet it with cold/warm water,then squeeze the water out,then put it over your forehead or face.Also,eat something hot,I ate some noodles when I got a fever of 101 and I felt a lot better :3


beckerman2013
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it won't do something bad, if anything, it will feel good with your fever


liminal_lady
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Leaving your hair wet won't make your cold worse. It's just an old wive's tale. The best remedy for a cold is lots of liquids, especially hot ones like tea and soup and plenty of rest. A little vitamin C can't hurt either.


jp_jack6
well you can let it dry by itself. you can also towel dry it if you dont want to use the hair dryer.

if you are having a lot of drainage one of the best things to do is when you sleep, keep yourself propped up in a somewhat inclined position. it keeps all the drainage from sitting dormant all night and making you feel congested.

try it


BUD
Yes u can........if u get chilled, wrap your towel around your for awhile......I have 4 RN's that lives near..... P.S. Put your towel in the dryer if u need to


aaron
you should buy a hair dryer now


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